The disgraceful neglect of the beautiful historic Royal George Hotel in East Fremantle continues, which is unacceptable.
Every now and then we get to hear that a developer is taking over the building, but then nothing happens and the graffiti and neglect goes on.
Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk was very outspoken when she was in opposition, so now that she is a Cabinet Minister she has to talk to her colleagues and do something about the unacceptable eyesore urgently.
Next to the old hotel the former Lauder&Howard building is being developed respectfully, so it’s time to walk the talk Labor government!
There is now the opportunity to sign the petition on-line to demand better care for the Royal George Hotel in East Fremantle, so please do sign it and put pressure on State Government and the National Trust to stop the neglect of the building:
One has to question the commitment to heritage preservation at all levels of government in Australia when one looks at the disgraceful state of neglect of three Fremantle sites.
The Department of Defence announced last year they would start renovating the Married Quarters cottages at Cantonment Hill in November but nothing is happening there and the place is an eyesore as an entry statement to our city.
Not far from there the National Trust has custody over the Royal George Hotel in East Fremantle and we were told last year that they had a tenant and the place would become office accommodation. Nothing is happening there either, as these photos that I took on Tuesday morning show.
Premier Colin Barnett made a big media announcement sometime late September last year about the State setting up a heritage fund and he promised the first properties that would be restored were the Warders Cottages next to the Fremantle Markets, but there are no tradies within a cooee of the place.
We keep getting promises but the status quo of utter neglect remains and that is not acceptable! It is not acceptable that Fremantle looks uncared for because government departments neglect their duty of care on our important heritage buildings. Promises are not good enough and the Freo community wants to see action now!